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of president obama's first term in office. and another four years. among the traditions on these inaugural weekends are the galas and the parties. and about 90 minutes, a very special host will kick off the kids' inaugural concert and our brooke baldwin is there. i like to call her brookster. brook, are you ready for this the kids' inaugural mall? >> don lemon, i will take your national mall and raise you a couple mega stars in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really excited for the stars and thei
ago. president obama will be administered the oath of office. this will be done like it was four years ago. by chief justice john roberts. first by the lincoln bible, the same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in 1861. that will be on top of the king family bible, which has been graciously provided for the ceremony by the king family. kelly clerks and will then sink, -- clarkson will then sing, "my country 'tis of thee." excited that the youngest ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt and latino inaugural poet will be joining us. the ceremony will and with beyonce singing -- wil enl end with beyonce singing the national anthem. the bibles are very historic and symbolic. the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. i would like to have it over to our partners at -- hand it over to our partners at jtf. >> thank you. i am colonel michelle roberts. our task force has a responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support. once the luncheon is complete, the president, first lady and vice president in will be escorted to were the will g
grader. every day 34 americans are murdered with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate for and pass policies that protect the general well-being of the society. today i am introducing two resolutions, supporting senator dianne feinstein's assault weapon legislation; and a resolution supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459 incidents across the country. this resolution simply states adamant support for senator and feinstein's assault weapon regulatory act; affirms our support for gun-control and affirms protection for gun owners grandfathering the legal protections they had before. one month after the tragic shooting in sandy hook elementary -- we
was billed as the national day of service, something president obama started four years ago. it's a pay to volunteerism and the spirit of giving back. there was a big event here in washington today and others around the country. nbc's ron mott covered it for us, he covers it from lafayette park across the street from me. >> reporter: monday is also the inauguration and the king holiday, not so overshadow the significance of all he accomplished for the united states the president kicked off his inaugural festivities by honoring mlk. two days before the eyes of the world are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first, everybody wants to be a drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum
of president obama from four years ago. here is the new one. sure, he doesn't look quite as young, but clearly he opted to go a much more cheerful route this time around. >>> up next, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? to the center or to the left? >>> and this sunday join chris matthews for a special airing of his documentary "barack obama: making history." that's this sunday at 6:00 p.m. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. @ñ >>> welcome back to "hardball." while much of the focus and scrutiny has been on the real challenges on the republican party, but there's been less attention paid to questions facing democrats over the next four years. though president obama handily won re-election, the democrats face a challenge of their own. as jonathan martin and maggie haberman pointed out today, quote, he presides over a party that has largely papered over its divisions for the past four years thanks to the president's commanding popularity. but almost as soon as the echo of obama's inaugural address fades and he becomes a lame
, but it is the next four years that concern president obama, of course. the problems and the potential pitfalls. oh! progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. it's healthier, and the only one clinically proven. with aloe, vitamins, and no ammonia. my hair looks healthier than before i colored. i switched. you can too, to natural instincts. ♪ >>> a live look at the washington monument this morning, where the sun is just coming up. 7:37 in d.c., ahead of the second inaugural for president obama. hundreds of thousands of people are starting to descend on washington for the inauguration. and this morning, we're looking past the oath of office to the next four years. the issues and the plans and the projects. but as our joe johns reports, some of the most notorious scandals also happen in the second term. >> reporter: president obama has high hopes for the next four years. >> i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on. >> reporter: if he
'll be a few hours into president obama's second term. embedded in all the highs and lows of the past four years have been those lighter moments that are equally tough to forget. let's take a quick look back. >> we cannot sustain -- oops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. the guy forgot his keys. jimmied his way to get into the house. there was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place. so far so good, right? i mean, if i was trying to jigger -- well, i guess this is my house now, so it probably wouldn't happen, but let's say my old house in chicago. here i'd get shot. bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even john boehner will consider becoming a democrat. after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. leaders of the republican party, they call the passage of this bill armageddon. end of freedom as we know it. so after i sign the bill, i looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling or sudden cracks opening up in the earth. turned ou
's starting. it has begun. >> reporter: these two friends met while working on president obama's campaign four years ago. they've reunited in d.c. at hamilton's bar and restaurant for the start of a within of celebrating. did you come to the last inauguration? >> i did. i was here last time and it was magical. >> reporter: both women worked on the president's reelection campaign, too. so now kristen can get a taste of the inauguration excitement, too. >> it was the atmosphere that everyone really loved and it was contagious and just the energy and excitement and i really want to experience that. >> reporter: at hamilton's nearly the entire staff will be on hand the next four days to accommodate the inauguration crowds. they're one of about 160 bars and restaurants with extended hours through next tuesday. >> friday through monday we're open till 4 a.m. the bars will be open till then and 3 a.m. we will serve our full menu until then as well. >> reporter: with all the downtown hotspots decked out in their red, white and blue bunting the bell sisters from miami couldn't click their photo
working on president obama's campaign four years ago and reunited in d.c. at hamilton's bar and restaurant for the start of a within of celebrating. >> i was here last time and it was imagine cal. >> reporter: those women worked on the president's reelection campaign, too, so now kristen can get a taste of the inauguration excitement, too. >> it was the atmosphere that everyone really loved and it was contagious and just the energy and excitement and i really want to experience that. >> reporter: at hamilton's nearly the entire staff will be on hand the next four days to accommodate the inauguration crowd. they're one of about 160 bars and restaurants with extended hours through next tuesday. >> so friday through monday we're open till 4 a.m. the bars will be open till then and 3 a.m. we will be serving our full menu until then as well. >> reporter: and with all the downtown hotspots decked out in their red, white and blue bunting the bell sisters from miami couldn't click their photos fast enough and they're filled with excitement about what's to come during the rest of this inaugurati
are staying warm here. don't you worry about us. we saw record crowds here on the mall four years ago, of course, for president obama's first inauguration. and now officials aren't expecting a repeat, though. but still, they know that hundreds of thousands of people will be here, and that is a big challenge, of course, for security. cnn pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence, is on seventh street, keeping an eye on security there for us. chris, good morning to you. how many people do they have guarding the city right now as we prepare for the upcoming inaugural? >> reporter: randi, it's hard to put an exact number on it. we know most of d.c.'s 4,000 cops will be on duty. they've also pulled in about 2,000 to 3,000 other police officers from all around the country and about 6,000 national guard troops as well, who will be helping a lot of the federal agencies. so right there, doing the math, that's 12,000, 13,000. that's not even counting the atf, fbi, and secret service agents who will really be running this security plan. so a lot of people in place, you know, for this crowd, expecte
weekend of barack obama's second term, i've asked martines bada to share with us what he experienced four years ago, shortly after barack obama was elected as our first african-american president. you need to know that martines grew up in a rough section of new york. brooklyn for you out of towners. but when his family moved, he encountered racism head on. he went to law school and became an advocate for tenants rights in boston where he began to scratch poems on legal pads while waiting in court houses for cases to be called. you can't read any of his 16 books of poems and essay, and most recently, the trouble ball, without understanding a man who is a struggling writer, whose past is a living, breathing news whispering over his shoulder as he scribbles the names of ancestors who once pulled the oars over troubled waters. it was in the wake of president barack obama's victory that brought him here, to the former slave frederick douglas skpchlt with it, a poem. >> rochester, new york, november 7, 2008. this is the long titude and latitude of the impossible. this is the epicenter of the un
hard times ahead. president obama swept into office, four years ago in the waive of hope, but it it seems to show that things have soured and it seems more like cope rather than hope. what happened? >> this is a different environment than it was four years ago, craig and a couple of points. president bush does come into a success term in the strong political position. his approval readings is 52% and the second-term agenda items like gun control as well as immigration and you mentioned those attitudes about the direction of the country and about the economy and this is an american public right now that lowered its standards and lowered its expectations from four years ago. in some ways that's a good situation from the obama white house and sometimes lower expectations make it easier to get achievements done, but this is a country that is still being hit by the aftereffects of the great recession and also this poll comes after the terrible tragic shooting as well as the showdown in the new year. >> we polled folks when they were already pretty down. >> let me ask you about
new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year the president's request is especially timely. it's just the second time inauguration has coincided with the martin luther king jr. holiday weekend. at the rock creek conservancy, volunteers will be cutting back an invasive vine. from one labor of love to the next. organizers in the convention center are setting the stage for tonight's children concert. >> we'll be putting the touches on the infrastructure for that. >> reporter: after the concert, crews will transform the space, setting the scene for the two official inaugural balls, down from ten in 2009. altogether, a handful of artists will perform throughout the weekend. security will be tight. hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to d.c. to take part in history. president obama will be sworn in a private ceremony tomorrow. then monday thousands of people will be back here at the national mall for the public ceremony and parade to follow. reporting live near capitol hill, i'm danielle lee. >>
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it all started four years ago when senator barack obama was preparing for his first inauguration. >> we are talking about the national day of service, and today the first family spent their time volunteering along with countless others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give b
to come up with a down payment. >>> plus, how has four years in the white house aged president obama? >>> good morning, looking live at our fremont camera on what is a start to a day that is going to be absolutely beautiful this morning. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist anthony slaughter who is a lucky duck to have the forecast he has this weekend. >> it's been a great week. each and every day it's gotten warmer and warmer even into the weekend. clear skies for the most part across the bay area but very cold temperatures now. 31 in gilroy, 35 in san jose, 39 in oakland, 30 in santa rosa. we're expecting to see a bright day, lots of sunshine, going to warm us quickly, just as many of us got close to 0 degrees yesterday we're looking at a similar situation today, santa cruz at 71 degrees, our warm spot with the strong offshore flow. san francisco at 69 and same for oakland and san jose at 68. there is one word of caution, there is a high surf advisory this weekend so with the warm temperatures you may be tempted to get out to the beach. definitely avoid prolonged periods of tu
a difference four years can make. we'll look at how president obama has changed since coming to the white house. the physical changes. i guess we all go through after four years. but most of us aren't running a country. >> no. there's maybe a slooiight bit m stress. >> i think he looks good. >> you don't see a difference? >> we're all different four years later. i think -- well -- >> we'll get into that. >> we'll let you be the judge. >>> first, we want to head out to the plaza for a check of the weather from dylan. good morning. >> good morning. a very chilly morning on the plaza. we've got a grandma and grandpa to say hi to. where are they? >> in florida. >> what do you want to say? >> hi, nana and grandpa. i love you. >> much warmer in florida, right? stay there. it's very cold up here. we're looking at even colder temperatures, though, up across the northern plains. it is ten degrees below zero across northern north dakota. and when you factor in the windchill, it feels like 25 to 40 degrees below zero. and it is going to stay very frigid all across the northern tier of the country as we he
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. former white house official in the obama administration. van, four years ago, you were getting ready to work in the white house. lot different this time. >> yeah, yeah, last time it was excitement. the sense that we could not believe it was happening. now it's conformation. i think there was a sense that, you know, was this an accident of history. was he just sort of getting lucky because bush made mistakes, was it his smile? no, it was for real. we can do this had and for him now to be going out there, with the lincoln bible, and the mlk bible, 150 years ago. the emancipation proclamation, he could not be standing up there, barack obama a black man. and dr. king, without him, he would not be standing there. so the two men, he is there with both bibles. it's just a sense of conformation about what a country we are. >> despite the conformation and all the pomp and circumstances, the president needs to work with congress and the republican house that he has butted heads with so much, how do you think the president should address the bitter partisan divide that exists in washington in t
also down compared to four years ago. president obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. if you call about nine- hundred thousand people 'scaled down'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> california crosses a new threshold in the flu epidemic. friday, california joined the c-d-c's list of states where the virus is widespread. climbing, nearly a half=dozen californians under the age of 65 have died. this year's flu vaccine is reported to be 62 percent effective. kron4's justine waldman was in fremont where h
to the hill here. that's what you did. >> we sure did. thank you, be president barack obama, and four more years! more fried chicken for everybody. >> of course we're talking about your restaurant art and soul here close to capitol hill. let's talk about your event tonight. the chefs ball. tell me briefly about that. >> what's wonderful about this occasion was -- and in harmony and celebration and philosophy with the first family is bringing chefs together for one wonderful common thread. that chefs can do great things. each chef is cooking their hearts out for something they believe in. maybe it would be the cambodian children's fund or it's the jane spirit foundation or it's common threads which is our kids after-school cooking program. but what's wonderful is that we come together in unity and that the fact that food has the ability to do such great things. and it was just an idea, okay, let's have a chef ball. well, after it sold out twice -- >> you knew it was a good idea. >> it really was. and so -- let's face it, you know, at 11:00 at night, you get hungry. >> no kidding. what makes
administration, that was president obama the last four years. >> no, no, no. remember -- >> you're going back two terms? >> remember 2008? remember what happened september 2008? that was bush's -- >> his second term was fabulous on spending. working with the republican congress. clinton. they got the spending share of the economy down to 18%. now, you are right. growth is holding back revenues p but i think that's because president obama's taxes and regulations and obama care. >> it just started a few days ago. >> if we could go back -- that's why it's such a lousy recovery. if we could go back to anything close to those clinton heflz. hello, if we could go back to 2007, before the crisis, we would be in great shape. i've got to get out of here. keith boykin, matt simone, matt welch. plenty more to do with the rest of the show. now, i have a serious question, a very serious question. at least one american hostage is now dead in algeria. and there are other americans still held hostage. so where are the marines? where are the special forces to rescue them and show some american strength? we're goi
: president obama on wednesday flanked by his vice-president and four children with their parents, pushing his agenda on gun control, taking a swipe at his opponents and the media in lock step with his efforts. >> surely finding osama bin laden, surely passing civil rights legislation as lyndon johnson was able to do and before that, surely defeating the nazis was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby. >> so if we can defeat the germans in world war ii, i guess the n.r.a. is supposed to be-- is that what he's saying? >> right, he's giving himself a little bit of wiggle room. i didn't exactly compare the nra to the nazis, stew $them in the same spot and let the audience sort it out. we're sure to see, on gun owners opponents of gun control and language when you see words likenazis. george orwell in 1946 a famous essay, the word fascism should only be used for people with hitler and-- that was 1946, 70 years later we're still doing it. >> jon: do you see it differently, judy? >> not really, i thought that schieffer was very close to the line of advocacy as opposed to reading t
to republicans, on the obama second inaugural. >> washington is almost ready. massive security. barriers going into place. bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade and the presidential viewing stand, bullet proof and fancy. rebuilt every four years. >> but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they do not do their fundamental right and passes a budget. >> it's been a long time si
confrontational attitude towards that they try to atracking poll. 49% for obama. 67% in the polls four years ago. 18 point decline from that. the way that he is operating is not designed to make him more popular and bring the country together. >> now, one of the people that is thought to be a competitor to the democrats in the next presidential election is governor chris christie of new jersey. recently the nra took out an add saying that president obama is a hypocrite because he sends his children to school protected by armed guards and that he doesn't want armed guards at other schools. christie didn't like that ad by the nra and said this. >> don't be dragging people's children into this. it's wrong. and i think it demeans them. and it makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information on the real issues that confront this debate. >> so what did you think? >> well, a reasonable objection to the nra, remember, he is from new jersey, a blue state. he has got to get reelected this year. and he has a legitimate beef with the ad. i frankly think the underlying point of the nra ad accurate o
" after which president obama will be administered the oath of office to be done like it was four years ago and to be done by supreme court justice roberts. the first was the lincoln bible used by the president four years ago and the same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in in 1861 on top of the king family bible which has been graciously provided for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me, kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee" then a pome -- a poem written specifically for this occasion. the youngest ever inaugural poet and first glbt inaugural poet and latino poet. then overseeing the st. john's service will be offering the benediction and the servicewill end with beyonce singing the national anthem. obviously these are very short bibles and symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 30th anniversary of the march on washington, d.c. with that i would like to hand it over to our partners at j.t.f. and what will take place after the lunch matt discussed. >> thank you. as i said, i'm colonel miche
and monday. and we remember aretha franklin and her hat at the first inaugural four years ago for the obama presidency and family. ♪ my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every every mountain top ♪ ♪ ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring >>> they're behind the rest of the country but the flu has come to california tonight you can prevent your kids from being part of the epidemic. >> where are the waves? conditions we found at one of the world's best surfing spots with the renowned competition just day as way. >> we're live in atlanta tonight for nfc championship. gateway to the super bowl and 49ers quest for six. >> off they go. here, you can see the soon to be super bowl champion 49ers boarding a charter flight to atlanta. >> that is this sunday. 49 jerz a last practice today before taking off for georgia this afternoon. abc 7 news is already in atlanta. but we start with our wayne freedman live in san jose. wayne? >> they're on the
voters helped sweep president obama back to power for another four years. democrats scored more than twice as many latino votes as republicans did. nick valencia looks at what this means for the next four years. >> in 201, the sleeping giant woke up. more than 70% of latino voters supported barack obama, propelling him into a second term as u.s. president. and for the first time in the history of u.s. elections, latinos made up a double digit porths of the electorate. 10%. but the win for democrats was not as easy as it looked. says "usa today" columnist and latino vote analyst raul reyes. >> during his first term, there was a lot of anxiety among the latino community because it seemed like he had forgotten about his promise on immigration. meanwhile, there were record deportations going on, breaking up families. >> while obama may not have been entirely to keep his word on reform, it's the words used by republicans when discussing the imintegration issue ta may have been their undoing. voters from nevada to florida told cnn suggests like self-deportation by mitt romney hurt the repu
or for this president who is entering his second term. over the past four years in the face of obama's anti business attitudes and policies, the market has responded with love and excitement. the dow jones industrials has gone from 7,000, 7,949, are you ready for this, 13,649. pretty good by any standard. 5700 points. this is a guy who does not like wall street and does this. the s&p has gone from 805 to 1485. 1400's. 1485. that is a pretty substantial gain as well. 680 points. doing pretty good. the nasdaq is gone from 1440, 1440 to 3134. 3134. a mere 1700 points. but despite that improvement in the market a new poll from the health fined 60 percent of us don't expect any significant economic progress over the next four years of his presidency. only 38 percent of us say that we expect to be better off. that outlook doesn't change at the president does offer strong and positive leaders on the issues that matters the most americans. but the issues that matter most are not gun-control, not immigration, not even education. according to the most recent gallup poll, 21 percent of americans said the numbe
's parade. the second obama inaugural is expected to draw roughly a third of the nearly 2 million people who came here four years ago. ♪ it's not a city known for doing much of anything in a hurry, but washington is in overdrive ahead of monday's inaugural festivities. ♪ the capitol gearing up to help celebrate the start of president obama's second term. today, while crews cover the mall, the nation's newly planted front lawn to protect it from trampling feet, workers decorated in advance of the two official inaugural balls, down from ten four years ago. >> this isn't just a celebration of a president or a party. or any political belief. this is a celebration of the american people. >> reporter: as for security, officials say so far there are no known threats. helicopters and jets will enforce a 30-mile no-fly zone and employ national guardsmen from more than ten states were sworn in to add another layer. in suburban washington, 42 different agencies will staff the joint inaugural command center with monitors displaying feeds from across the capitol. >> now, you're going to be right up i
four years and if the unemployment gets worth again, there's no growth incentives in the obama agenda, it's going to start eroding the popularity and leaning on him as he tries to achieve the social revolution. >> paul: from the journal, the political analyst, wrote this week that the president is likely to be more aggressive and he predicted it, because there's assumption in the white house that they now have essentially a real liberal majority in the country, that his coalition that showed up on election day is such that they don't need to the way that bill clinton did losing conservative voters, particularly swing voters anymore, because they have a new coalition and that's driving the president to say, look, we can satisfy these long-term pentup liberal demands and you see that as true? >> i would argue that that analysis is probably the best way of looking at this president and understanding what he's doing. democratic presidents in the past, you've looked at bill clinton, they understood and they believed there was a real benefit to being somewhat in the middle, centrist and wor
the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers, welders, graphic designers. painters. you name it. we have every skill. >> reporter: while the day of the inauguration has been known for years, contracts aren't signed and plans aren't approved until early january. >> it's not a lot of time. you would be surprised as we have worked 24/7, multiple shifts to be able to accomplish the right of way things. >> reporter: festivities get underway later this morning. today is the national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king's birthday, which is on monday. the same day that president obama will take the ceremonial oath of office. after the president's address and of course the parade, the celebration will focus on three inaugural balls. the air force staff sergeant is looking forward to that. the career medic and the afghanistan veteran was selected
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